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Alexander Zivojinovich is a Fernie, British Colombia-born Canadian musician best known for being the co-founder and member of popular rock band “Rush”, and particularly for his excellent skills on acoustic and electric guitar, under his stage name, Alex Lifeson. Born on 27 August, 1953 to Serbian migrant parents, Alex has been active in the field of music since 1963.
A highly regarded musician who has been an essential part of the popularity gained by “Rush”, how rich is Alex Lifeson? As of 2015, Alex has amassed a total net worth of $28 million, his musical career being the main source of his wealth. Apart from his successful career as a musician, Alex has also shown prominence in television and movies. He has interests in different business ventures which have also been helping Alex to add to the pile of his riches.
Alex Lifeson Net Worth $28 Million
Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Alex had a keen bent of mind for guitar and music in general from his childhood. When he was only a twelve year old, he used to play guitar being influenced by veteran musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Allan Holdsworth and many others. He grew to like guitar very much and after high school decided to take it up as his career. This led him to co-founding a group with his friends John Rutsey and Jeff Jones in 1968, and as of 1974, this group went on to become “Rush” while John and Jeff were replaced by Geddy Lee and Neil Peart respectively.
In 1974, the band released their first, self-titled album, which was a moderate hit, while their fourth album “2112” became their breakthrough release. To date, the band has released a total of ten studio albums which have sold more than 40 million copies around the world. Most of their albums have been certified gold and platinum and have also raised a lot of money for the band members. As a member of this band, Alex has toured all around the world which has been adding to his net worth on a large scale.
During his musical career, Lifeson has been recognized and rewarded by different institutions. He, along with his band members have been awarded as Officer of the Order of Canada. He has been inducted into “Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame” as well as “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame” along with the band “Rush”.
Apart from being an essential part of the band, Alex has also taken time to promote his solo career. His solo album “Victor” with where Lifeson tried to highlight his solo efforts was released in 1996.
While being a popular artist in music, Alex also owns several business ventures such as a restaurant and a bar in Canada. Also outside of his music, he is a painter and a licensed aircraft pilot
As for his personal life, Alex has been married to Charlene since 1975 and they have two sons the younger of whom is also involved in music and has sung on Alex’s solo album “Victor”.